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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2002-0572

FreeBSD 4.5 and earlier, and possibly other BSD-based operating systems, allows local users to write to or read from restricted files by closing the file descriptors 0 (standard input), 1 (standard output), or 2 (standard error), which may then be reused by a called setuid process that intended to perform I/O on normal files.
Publish Date : 2002-07-03 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2002-0572

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.4 Releng * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.5 Release * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Freebsd Freebsd 4.5 Stable * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Openbsd Openbsd 2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS SUN Solaris 2.5.1 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS SUN Solaris 2.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS SUN Solaris 7.0 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS SUN Sunos - * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS SUN Sunos 5.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS SUN Sunos 5.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS SUN Sunos 5.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Freebsd Freebsd 3
Openbsd Openbsd 4
SUN Solaris 4
SUN Sunos 4

- References For CVE-2002-0572
OSVDB 6095
CIAC M-072
VULNWATCH 20020422 Pine Internet Advisory: Setuid application execution may give local root in FreeBSD
XF bsd-suid-apps-gain-privileges(8920)
CERT-VN VU#809347
BUGTRAQ 20020422 Pine Internet Advisory: Setuid application execution may give local root in FreeBSD
BUGTRAQ 20020423 cheers
BID 4568 BSD exec C Library Standard I/O File Descriptor Closure Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2002-0572

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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